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Department Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Sleep Medicine
Rochester, MN USA

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Behavioral Neurology Neuropsychiatry
Jacksonville, FL USA

Residency - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX USA

Internship - Evanston Hospital
Preliminary Internal Medicine
Evanston, IL USA

Medical Education - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario,


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Sleep Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/28/2023, Dr. Pao has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

151 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

All care exceeded my already very high expectations. The resident and Dr Pao spent a lot of time with me and explained all aspects of my problem and answered all my questions very clearly

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2023

Dr. Poa is a amazing Dr and truly cares for her patients. She is also personable.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Pal was amazing! Once I was able to get the appointment I found her to be extremely helpful and respectful. I left the appointment with a game plan. The plan was exactly what is looking for from the appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

No matter what physician it always takes weeks to get an appointment scheduled. It was only 3 weeks wait for Dr. Winnie Pao

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

We were ready to switch to a closer facility but the thoroughness and compassion Dr Pao showed convinced us otherwise. Excellent doctor. Clearly had read my records from past 20 years and asked what I thought about recent diagnosis and future steps.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Every experience with Dr Pow has made so much comfort for me. All the time she took with me and my family.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2023

I felt Dr Poa was very concerned & we have a good start with things.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr Pao was professional, reassuring and very efficient in identifying the root of the insomnia as well as the next steps to take. She put me at ease

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Pao went above and beyond. She exhibited such a genuine care and concern for my well-being. She is a true asset to the Cleveland clinic legacy of exceptional care.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

I love Dr. Pao and she has helped me so very much. She is to the point and tells me things I need to know straight up.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

She has helped me so much.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. Pao spent so much time with us, had obviously researched the case and really listened to our frustrations. We are so happy we did a second opinion with Dr. Pao.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Every thing was great with Dr. Pao. I feel so happy that I am able to have her for my Dr.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr. Pao was fantastic!! Extremely well pre!!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2023

Doctor stayed focus on my problem . Very good assessment and liked her ,

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2023

Dr. Pao was wonderful! She was extremely thorough and was amazingly prepared. It was clear to see she had spent a lot of time reading my case file in preparation for my first visit.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2023

If there were a number higher than 5 to select for Dr. Pao and her show of care and concern, I would have selected it.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

I love all the doctors and nurses that are there. They are very polite and they really seem to care.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr. Pao was great, kind, understanding, listened well and provided great support with great next steps.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

The Doctor was well informed and did a good job explaining her condition! Her delivery was somewhat blunt and in my opinion missed as far as a good bedside manner is concerned. When you're dealing with loved ones who are upset with their loved ones condition I believe a lot of empathy is important.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr Pao and her staff were very good, helpful and professional

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr. Pao explained in detail what was wrong with a prior diagnosis by my local doctor. I do not have any stages (early or late) of Alzheimer's. Explained that I shouldn't be on the medication that was prescribed. All the evaluations/tests she gave me were beneficial to arriving at her conclusion. She ordered further testing to determine if there are any underlying conditions and to ween myself off the medication by my prior doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr.Pao came to the visit very prepared , read my full history and had a detail summarization ready at the time of the visit

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. Pao Is a superstar, top shelf intelligence, clinical judgment and compassion. She is a real asset to Cleveland clinic. I would like to be 1/100th as good an ophthalmologist as she is a neurologist

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

I feel that Dr Pao actually heard my concerns, and acted on them in a kind, compassionate manner. I truly respect her as a person and as a physician.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. Pao is a great communicator which is key to having a productive health care visit. She is eager for input, let's you speak and is a keen listener. She clearly explains your disease state and checks in to make sure everything is clear. It's evident she really cares about you as a patient. She is very professional and competent as a Provider and I am fortunate to be under her care.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr. Winnie Pao was informative and helpful though limited by her remote location from me, insurance/Medicare/government restrictions and timeliness to help beyond her excellent suggestions.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Pao as my physician for brain health. She ordered all of the tests necessary to make an diagnosis accurate. During the appointment, Dr. Pao took her time explaining what the studies found, while showing the images from various scans. I did not feel as though she was in a hurry to complete the appointment with me. I am glad I met Dr. Pao.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Everything was done is a kind and professional manner. Yes, I would recommend this department and Dr. Pao.

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